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Digital Identity: How to Approach Liability

– Open Identity Exchange

  • Report
  • Posted by Good ID team (Good ID)
  • Via Angus McFadyen (Pinsent Masons LLP)
  • 2 June 2020

A report seeking to open a debate on liability in digital identity

This paper examines the problems of trust around digital identity, and the risks associated with trusting a fraudulent identity. It also asks what key factors should be held as essential for trust.

“Those that perform different roles in the digital identity ecosystem all want a successful ecosystem but will have different concerns around loss and liability. This will drive different liability approaches.”

The report explores liability related concerns from digital identity schemes such as fraud and misuse, and recommends actions for building trust and transparency into digital identity programs.

The law that impacts digital identity leaves a significant gap that should be filled by a well constructed contract

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